Want to start using essential oils? Read this first!
Essential oils have changed my life – and believe me, I was a skeptic when I was first introduced to them. How on earth could a sniff of this or a rub of that help to improve my family’s health or wellbeing?
But before I explain why essential oils are so great, you might be wondering what they actually are!
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They’re basically concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support our own bodies’ health and wellness.
There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Bergamot and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s an unfathomably huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.
How can essential oils help promote the health and wellbeing of you and your family?
I’m no scientist (and you probably aren’t either), so I’ll explain how essential oils have helped my loved ones and me...
I stress out about chemicals in my beauty and cleaning products – which you’ll already know if you’re a regular reader of my blog! Frankincense and Lavender are my go-to oils for my skin: they nourish, relax me, and ensures me that I'm giving my skin a chance to glow (without toxins)!
I also combine Peppermint and Grapefruit together with a carrier oil to use as a little refreshing and awakening perfume. It smells like a liquid daydream to me!
Peppermint gets used other places too: I put it in the diffuser with some Grapefruit essential oil in the living room where I work, and it helps me to focus so much better and enjoy what I'm working on.
Those are just three examples, but essential oils have also replaced many everyday products that I used to spend a fortune on. I now clean my home with oil-infused natural cleaners rather than toxic chemicals from the supermarket, for example. I cleanse my face with oil-infused natural products too. And everyone in the family benefits from using calming essential oils in the diffuser before bedtime!
Can you just use any essential oils?
In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Young Living.
Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!
There are many reasons why this brand is so great, but here are my three favorites:
1: The source matters
One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the farm, or cows on green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters.
I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company: they truly care about quality.
To assure the purity of their oils, the team at Young Living set the highest standards for planting, harvesting, and distilling on the farms they own and co-op. And if I’m going to be putting products on my family’s skin and around our home, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated!
2: You become part of a big, friendly community
As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big oily family that will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users.
I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to the our close-knit community for their advice and expertise!
3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and it’s such great value, too!)
No other essential oils company offers such a great-value and comprehensive range of products to get you started.
The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit.
Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living. This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off!
Ready to buy your Young Living Premium Starter Kit?
Here’s what you get:
■ Ten 5ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Copaiba, Thieves, Purification, R.C and DiGize. Plus a bonus bottle of the popular blend Stress Away. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.)
■ Your choice of beautiful home diffusers (pick the best one for you -- my favorite is the home diffuser).
■ Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll-on)
■ Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends)
■ Two NingXia Red 2oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and well being)
Total value: $320
You pay: $160 – that’s 50% off!
And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member – which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are NO monthly minimums or fees.
Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit
1. Click on the link below to sign up.
2. Select “Sign up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit.
Remember: you’re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this. Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount.
3. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (You’ll be asked for your social security number in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in future. This information will never be shared with anyone.)
4. Create your password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future oils.
5. NEW! Choose your Premium Starter Kit diffuser!
6. Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer.
7. Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils!
If you have any questions about signing up, please send me a message here!
Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Kit
Each of the oils in your Premium Starter Pack has SO many fabulous uses, but here are some of my favorite ways to use them:
■ This is the perfect oil for relaxation! It’s very calming and balancing.
■ Lavender is amazing for vibrant skin and hair.
■ Use in homemade bath salts for a relaxing bath.
■ Apply to sore muscles after exercise.
■ Wake up the mind and improve focus.
■ Rub into the abdomen to support the digestive system.
■ Very uplifting aroma — I rub a drop into my palms and inhale deeply.
■ Stained clothes? Rub the oil all over the stain, then immediately put the item in the washing machine. Works like no other stain remover – even on dried-out stains!
■ Works great as a natural ‘goo’ gone on those pesky sticker labels.
■ Strengthen your immune system by dabbing a few drops on the bottoms of your feet.
■ Prized for skin support! Healthy, glowing skin is just a drop away.
■ Frankincense is deeply supportive of emotional well being. I diffuse often during times of stress.
■ An oil blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint.
■ Massage into neck, back and shoulders to relieve tension.
■ Rub it onto sore and achy muscles after exercise.
■ Supports emotional wellness.
■ Use to support respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
■ “Amplifies” other oils — use with other essential oils like PanAway or DiGize to enhance their effects.
■ An oil blend containing clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.
■ This is my go-to oil for homemade cleaning recipes.
■ Massage into feet for immune system support!
■ An oil blend containing citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, tea tree and myrtle.
■ Add a few drops to shoes to help neutralize odors.
■ Dab on a drop to soothe itchy bug bites.
■ Rub into feet or diffuse to clear the air and calm negative feelings.
■ This essential oil blend contains eucalyptus globulus, myrtle, pine, marjoram, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga and peppermint.
■ Extremely powerful support for your respiratory system.
■ Also supports the immune system.
■ Massage into chest, throat, and over the bridge of the nose as needed.DiGize
■ An essential oil blend of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli.
■ Powerful support for the digestive system.
■ Rub into the abdomen or place one drop under the tongue after a meal or as needed.
■ For great-smelling clothes, place a couple of drops on a cloth that you put in the dryer.
Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon, which contains tons of resources and information about getting started.
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